On Tuesday, November 2, 2010
in Lower Bucks Hospital, Bristol, Pennsylvania
occurred the death of
The Rev. Leslie Elizabeth Evans
Canonically Resident, Diocese of Bethlehem
Licensed Priest, Diocese of Pennsylvania
The Eucharist and Burial Service will be held at
All Saints’ Church, Torresdale
9601 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Saturday, November 13, 2010
The Rt. Rev. Rodney R. Michel will be the Officiant
The Rev. Stephen B. Snider, Priest-in-charge
Leslie Elizabeth Evans was born in Bethlehem, Pa. on October 26, 1946 to Cary Grayson and Elizabeth McCall Evans. She received a B.S.N. from Temple University, College of Allied Health Professions, Dept. of Nursing, 1971; M.Div., The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, 1982. She was ordained Deacon June 12, 1982 and Priest June 22, 1983 by Bishop Lyman Cunningham Ogilby. Leslie was married on September 9, 1989 to VanKirk E. Wilson; they have two children. She is also survived by a sister and brother.
While canonically resident in the Diocese of Pennsylvania, Leslie served as Lay Assistant at St. David’s Church, Manayunk, Phila., PA. 1974-1980; Deacon Intern 1982-1983 and Associate Rector, St. Christopher’s Church, Gladwyne, PA. 1983-1984.
In the Diocese of Bethlehem, Leslie served as Rector, St. James-St. George, Jermyn, Pa. 1984-88. She was then called to be Rector, St. Luke’s Church, Cedar Falls, Iowa 1988-1991; Chaplain, University of Northern Iowa 1988-1991; and Interim Pastor, Trinity Episcopal Parish, Waterloo, Iowa 1992-93.
She returned to the Diocese of Pennsylvania to serve as Rector, Grace and the Incarnation, Port Richmond, Philadelphia, Pa. 1994-2003. She also served as Associate Chaplain, St. Dismas at Graterford State Prison during her periods of service in the Diocese of Pennsylvania.
In 2003 she accepted a call to be Rector, St. Andrew’s Church, Allentown, Pa., from which she retired in April, 2007.
She recently has served as supply priest in several congregations in this and other dioceses, and as Associate for Pastoral Care at All Saints’ Church, Torresdale, Philadelphia, Pa. She also spent many years in professional nursing.
Condolences may be sent to the family
c/o VanKirk E. Wilson
3105 Penn Valley Avenue
Bristol, PA 19007-2451
In lieu of flowers Leslie’s family requests memorials in her name be directed to Philabundance, 3616 South Galloway Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148 (tel. 215-339-0900).
Rest eternal grant to Leslie, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her. Amen.